Ah, almighty mozzarella cheese! So versatile and available in multiple formats, one might say each type has a different use, but always makes the end result a hit. Mozzarellissima on homemade pizza, bocconcini in salads, fresh mozzarella cheese in sandwiches: this quintessential cheese comes in various styles and textures. Whether you use it in a block, a ball, fresh or grated, mozzarella cheese has a knack for always being the “wow” element in cuisine.
To help you get the most out of this incredible cheese, we compiled a list showing the versatility of mozzarella cheese, tips on best use, and inspiring recipe ideas. This way, no matter how you decide to use mozzarella cheese, it’ll always be to its full, immense potential.
Types of mozzarella cheese
Mozzarellissima "Pizza Mozzarella cheese"
You might be wondering which is the best mozzarella cheese for pizza? With its buttery taste and smooth melted texture, Mozzarellissima is ideal for pizzas, and also the go-to for au gratin dishes. The secret? Its elasticity! Thanks to an age-old cheesemaking technique called pasta filata, the mozzarellissima retains its moist texture. This results in a terrific elasticity when melted, and a mild, buttery flavour, making it the quintessential pizza topping.
Try our top-quality Mozzarellissima on your homemade pizza and experience the ‘wow’ of fine mozzarella cheese! In need of inspiration for pizza recipes? Try this Spicy Salami and Olive Pizza (simple, easy and unbelievably tasty–a genuine Italian feast). To prepare all your favourite recipes while cutting down on fat, try our fat-reduced Light Mozzarellissima: same great taste, fewer calories. Want to make pizza or lasagna but without lactose? Easy–all you’ll need is our Lactose-Free Mozzarellissima. Buon appetito!
Shredded mozzarella cheese
When you need pre-grated mozzarella cheese, our Mozzarellissima Natural Shredded Cheese is here for you! Easy, convenient and delicious!
All you have to do is sprinkle it (generously) on your favourite recipes to turn them into little baked miracles. Like a fantastic zucchini lasagna, for example–comfort food at its fanciest. Speaking of fancy, when you want to add a touch of distinction, opt for the Italiano 4 Fromaggi Shredded Cheese, a blend of mozzarella, provolone, gouda and parmesan cheeses. Enjoy.
Mozzarella cheese Snack
People often ask what the best cheese might be for a quick, nutritious snack. Our MozzaSnack mozzarella cheese is ideal to be paired with nuts, crackers or fruits. Its smooth and mild taste also makes it perfect to be enjoyed on its own.
Want to get the same great taste but with less fat? Then opt for our Light MozzaSnack mozzarella cheese which contains 35% less fat. A delicious snack with all the nutrients of mozzarella.
Sliced mozzarella cheese
There now exists a way to add the smooth taste and silky texture of mozzarella cheese to any dish in a flash.
Enter our Sliced Light Mozzarrellissima: flavourful, pre-sliced mozzarella cheese to be enjoyed in your favourite sandwiches, grilled cheese or burgers. Feeling like something special tonight? Try this crab and mozzarella cheese burger; you’ll see, it’s “perfect pairing” redefined.
Simply hearing the name transports you far away, to the sun-drenched coast of Italy. A veritable culinary odyssey, Mozzarella fresca (or “fresh mozzarella”) adds a fresh, light milky taste to dishes as varied as sandwiches, pasta, or even a charcuterie board.
Try our Fresh Mozzarina to add an Italian touch to your pasta recipes, like this smoked salmon fettuccine. Slice up some of Saputo's Mozzarella Fresca on your favourite home-made pizza–you’ll see, that’ll take it to the next level. Want to impress your guests with an extraordinary charcuterie board? Our “braided” Mozzarella Fresca looks beautiful amongst any spread.
Bocconcini is a fresh mozzarella made from pasteurized milk, usually presented as a round, soft shape. Try its delicate, lightly brined taste in a salad or sliced on a pizza!
Bocconcini comes in an array of formats, and is highly versatile in recipes, enhancing more than pasta and salads–it also pairs well with meat dishes. Give this spaghetti squash chicken with bocconcini a try, you’ll know exactly what we mean.